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Clinical Dieticians

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Call: 1-800-BASSETT

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What is a Clinical Dietician?

Bassett Healthcare Network’s clinical dietitians are based in the Cancer Treatment Center (CTC), and specifically focus on assisting cancer patients, including those undergoing chemotherapy and / or radiation therapy, in managing their nutrition during all aspects of the cancer treatment process.

Maintaining Weight & Nutrition

The goal of our registered dietitians is to work with each patient to identify any side effects of treatment impacting eating. The dieticians provide strategies for coping with these symptoms, help patients learn how to maintain weight during treatment, and assist patients in eating healthy as much as possible.

We meet with patients at the beginning of treatment to ensure that their dietary needs are fully integrated into their current and future treatment plans.

Related Side Effects

Our registered dietitians help patients who are experiencing the following symptoms:

  • Difficulty chewing or swallowing
  • Unplanned weight-loss / Unwanted weight-loss
  • Changes in appetite
  • Changes in taste
  • Nausea / Vomiting
  • Diarrhea / Constipation

Related Cancers

Our CTC clinical dieticians are available to meet with all oncology patients, especially those with these types of cancers:

  • Colorectal cancer
  • Breast Cancer
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Gastric Cancer
  • Small Bowel Cancer
  • Liver Cancer
  • Pancreatic Cancer

Referrals to Cancer Support Services

When needed, the dieticians will refer patients to other cancer support services and specialists, including nurse navigators, financial counselors, social workers, cancer support groups, and transportation services. 

Contact our Clinical Dieticians

Bassett Healthcare Network’s cancer center registered dieticians help patients navigate nutrition related side effects of treatment and have adequate nutrition throughout their cancer treatment process and recovery. Call your practitioner for a referral at 1-800-BASSETT.

Our clinical dieticians assist cancer patients in Central New York, including in Cobleskill, Oneonta, Cooperstown, and Herkimer.